Press Release: Art and performance exploring students’ ‘seeds of hope’ towards climate change

On December 14th, the biannual Uppsala Sustainability Festival returns to central Uppsala at Kollaboratoriet, to explore and express climate issues through students’ art and performance, organized by Centrum för miljö- och utvecklingsstudier (CEMUS), Uppsala University and SLU. Where do you find hope, when news about the world and the weather outside are both depressing and dark? What can we do? The full day program provides an empowering and uplifting message, showcasing a wide range of students’ answers to these questions.

“It’s inspiring to see the creativity and variety of what young people are trying out in order to change the world – starting here and now”, says Sara Andersson, outreach coordinator at CEMUS. The exhibition and program invites any passersby to explore: reporting back from the Uppsala University’s delegation to the UN Climate Negotiations in Bonn (COP23), short films and podcasts about hands-on local projects, a student entrepreneur’s solar panel company stand, students’ stories about their “30 Day Challenges” of sustainable lifestyles, visions and glimpses of the future in 2067, board games, quizzes and novels, etc. In the evening, there will be an acoustic monologue-opera, two local bands and a poet performing.


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Time & Location

Thursday December 14th

Day program 9:00-18:00 at Kollaboratoriet (Östra Ågatan 19, Uppsala)

Evening program 19:00 onwards at CEMUS (Geocentrum, Villavägen 16, Uppsala)

The program can be found at


Sara Andersson, 070 256 38 24,

Sachiko Ishihara, 072 398 07 11, (English)